|| All My Aliens - Sci-Fi Soap Opera #91|
When the captured Examinator agents arrived, Glaboo acted quickly, calling the other Eldestan in the vicinity. They arrived on the O&N mothership quickly, where Glaboo was standing-by with her most trusted agents. There was no need for discussion … the group left immediately for Earth.
Glaboo had managed to contact Grrphh, who in turn had called together the O&N agents in his region. He quickly explained what was going on. There was horror and disbelief at his statements. Could it be true, they all wondered? A rogue Eldestan!! None had ever heard of such a thing – the Eldestan were looked upon as the next thing to gods! Fear quickly replaced disbelief, at the thought of the damage that even one member of this very advanced race could do ...
Dave had felt some guilt over his initial negative feelings toward Jonglire, but his reaction was now proved correct. It didn’t make him feel much better though, since Jonglire had the power to cause nine kinds of hell throughout the 1,000 Worlds if not stopped.
Peliix gently maneuvered the ship out of the crevice they had been hiding in on the backside of Earth’s moon. They could only hope that their Examinator masters were correct, and that now was a safe time to try to make the run to Earth. Gartan searched surrounding space for any signs that they had been noticed or were being hunted down.
“Everything looks clear,” Gartan told his partner, “for the moment at least. I ain’t making no promises though, sure hope our bosses got it right. Seems damn dangerous to me.”
Peliix slammed his small hand on the console, “You still don’t get it, do you fool? They don’t care about the danger we’re in, they only care about furthering their purpose. They’d kill us both in an instant, if they didn’t want something from us. Don’t forget that!
And as far as dangerous goes, how exactly did you plan to accomplish our mission from a hole in the moon? Did you actually expect to get to Earth without facing danger?”
Gartan spat on floor a bare inch from his partner’s foot, but appeared to have nothing to say. Peliix ignored his rudeness, and figured the Examinators ought to appreciate the shit he put up with, but knew that was a fantasy. If they failed, they’d both be dead - their bosses were completely ruthless, though they did reward quite nicely a job well done.
When Bird and Song withdrew their attention to deal with the Examinator agents, Bard was knocked to his knees, literally and mentally. Jonglire was incredibly strong and seemed now to be sucking Bard’s energy out of him and then turning it back upon his former friend. Bard wondered for a moment if Jonglire was going to overcome him, but knew he could not allow that to happen. Then a remembrance from his early years flashed into his mind.
He had questioned a Teacher about a cryptic passage in the Eldestan histories. The Teacher was very un-typically flustered, and instead of answering the question, went off into a fascinating and hilarious story about past explorations in unknown regions. It was meant to distract his students. Bard, however, had not been distracted, and later approached the Teacher again regarding what he suspected from his studies of an ancient text. When an answer was again refused, Bard became more determined, and spent his free time over the next hundred years trying to track down more information.
Eventually he found it – in a book that had been written in a time before time. The Eldestan apparently had a talent that was not spoken of. The knowledge had stopped being passed down long ago, when his species had become more enlightened.
Bard knew the technique was as dangerous to himself, as it would be to Jonglire, but felt he had no other options. He was only shielding himself from Jonglire’s attack now – and the Earth around them was paying the price, rocks and trees were being ripped from the soil, sucked into the vortex of energies being thrown around.
“I’m sorry,” Bard whispered as he attempted to invade and control Jonglire’s mind. A scream of horror and rage escaped his opponent’s mouth. The assault on Bard stopped, but still it took most of his strength to maintain the hold on Jonglire.
Dust settled, rocks and trees fell back to the ground. Bird and Song wanted to help, but they did not know the thing that Bard was doing, and were frightened by it.
Jonglire was harnessed for the moment, but little more.
It was upon this scene of torn Earth and two Eldestan locked in a death struggle, that Glaboo, her agents, and three other Eldestan arrived – it was much worse than even their worst imaginings.
To be continued ...
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